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  • Beni ya Polisi

    There are many beni bands on the island but this group is one of the best, and a must for any festival. Beni turned the inspiration of colonial military brass bands into a completely local thing, by bringing it into the realm of song and dance competitions. Played mostly at read more
  • Bi Kidude

    Bi Kidude bint Baraka is Zanzibar's most famous cultural ambassador and East Africa's legendary barefoot diva of taarab and unyago traditional music. Bi Kidude's exact date of birth is unknown, much of her life story is uncorroborated, giving her an almost mythical status. Kidude started out her musical career in the read more
  • Black Roots

    Black Roots Cultural Group has been immersed in the islands' arts scene for many years. Apart from their regular drama plays broadcast on TV Zanzibar, the group is reinterpreting local traditional dances. The potent messages they convey through their music and drama reach all levels of society in Tanzania and read more
  • Brother Mike

    Michael Dotto, widely known as Brother Mike, is one in the series of new- breed artists representing "muziki wa kizazi kipya" popularly known as bongo flava. He started his musical career in 1998 but due to financial difficulties and family interference it took him until 2003 to record his first read more
  • Capoeira Brazil Zanzibar

    Grupo Capoeira Brasil was founded in 1989 by Mestre Boneco, Mestre Paulinho Sabiá and Mestre Paulão Ceará. Grupo Capoeira Brasil has now spread internationally with over 1,300 groups and 400 instructors. Capoeira Brasil Zanzibar is led by Mestre Juruna Mestre Biriba and Mestre Popoban.  They have been training young Zanzibaris at read more
  • Cool T

    The group is made up of two young female members and like many youngsters the kind of music that Cool T plays is R&B but with the touch of taarab music of Zanzibar.   The language used in their music is Swahili with a little bit of English so that both locals read more